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Identity and Otherness in the Romance Literatures
Boston, March 1999

************************************************** Identity and Otherness in the Romance Literatures ************************************************** Seventh Annual Graduate Conference on Romance Studies Call For Papers March 12 - 13, 1999 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA USA This conference seeks to explore identity and otherness in Italian, Hispanic, and French and Francophone literature. How have literary texts expressed, propagandized, faked, or fostered identity? How are they used to exorcise certain undesirable traits? How is otherness confronted or assimilated and what is the role of the Other in forming identity? The organizers are interested in these and all other issues of identity and otherness in all periods, pertaining but not limited to: nation and ethnicity, popular culture, gender, class, race, religion, and the self. Comparative literature and interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged especially those exploring links between literatures and art, film, history, religion, music, psychology, anthropology, and others. Papers may be in English, French, Italian and Spanish and will be limited to a reading time of 20 minutes. Please submit three copies of an anonymous abstract with an attached cover letter providing the author's name, department, addresses (mailing and electronic), and phone number(s). Indicate also if any audiovisual aid will be needed for the presentation. All submissions must be postmarked by January 15, 1999. A selection of papers will be published in the department's journal Romance Review. Address all submissions to: Ms. Suzanne Kleiner, secretary Dept. of Romance Languages and Literatures, Lyons 304 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA 02167 USA tel: +1-(617) 552-3820 fax: +1-(617) 552-2064 Address all inquiries to: Josť Ramos (Hispanic Studies) Elena Ivanova (Italian Studies) Marielle Aunave (French and Francophone Studies)